Member Profile: Hon. Thomas J. Knopf (Ret.)

Hon. Thomas J. Knopf (Ret.)
Retired Judges Mediation & Arbitration Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 70318
Louisville, KY 40270
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Tel: (502)721-9900
Fax: (888)389-3559

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Mini-Trial Judge; Insurance Umpire; ADR Training/CME


ONLINE SCHEDULING: Hon. Thomas J. Knopf (Ret.)
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Hon. Thomas J. Knopf (Ret.) has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Sexual Harassment
Trusts / Estates
Wrongful Death



Judge Tom Knopf was a judge for over 27 years. He served 12 years as a District Judge and 15 years as a Circuit court judge in Louisville Kentucky. He was Chief Judge of both the Jefferson District and Circuit Courts. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America for 2008-2015 in the field of alternative dispute resolution.He is also listed for 2016 in Super Lawyers in Kentucky Judge Knopf has mediated over 3000 cases in the past twelve years.


  • Xavier University, B.S. Economics (Magna Cum Laude), 1970
  • University of Louisville School of Law, J.D., 1973

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 1996 Member, Louisville Bar Association Executive Committee
  • 1977-78 Member, District Court Advisory Committee
  • 1973-Present Member, Kentucky Bar Association
  • 1973-Present Member, Louisville Bar Association


$300.00 per hour
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